Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a small organism called Trichomonas vaginalis. Women are most often affected by this disease, although men can become infected and pass the infection on to their partners through sexual contact. Symptoms of infection in women include vaginal itching, a greenish-yellow frothy discharge with a foul odor, and discomfort during intercourse. Men often don't have symptoms of trichomoniasis, but when symptoms do occur, they include irritation inside the penis, mild discharge, and slight burning after urination or ejaculation. Treatment usually includes an oral antibiotic called metronidazole. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how trichomoniasis is contracted, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
How Do I Know If I Have Trichomoniasis?
When you get trichomoniasis, it doesn’t exactly announce itself with a clear set of symptoms. Learn the signs and symptoms to look for, when to see your doctor, and what tests you might need.
Trichomoniasis is a very common STD. It's also very treatable. Learn more about what it is, how you could get it, and how to help prevent it.
The experts at WebMD explain the diagnosis and treatment of trichomoniasis.
Symptoms of Trichomoniasis
Learn about the symptoms of trichomoniasis from the experts at WebMD.
Vaginal Problems That Affect Your Sex Life
How to identify and treat common (and not-so-common) vaginal conditions
Is It a Yeast Infection?
Not all vaginal infections are yeast infections. You could also have "BV" (bacterial vaginosis). Here's how to find out -- plus why it's important to get the right diagnosis.
Could I Have an STD and Not Know It?
Yes, it's possible. If you're sexually active, get tested for STDs regularly to help prevent serious health problems, such as infertility and cancer, for you and your partner.